March 18th – This is it!!
Both of us were up at 5:30 without the benefit of an alarm and feeling well-rested. Moving right along, we loaded up the coolers and after a final walkthrough, closed the garage door and left Sabal Springs at 8:20, headed due north.
We had incredibly good roads – low traffic for the most part, sunny and made good time. I ate lunch while Mom drove 2nd shift. She ate when I took 3rd shift. We stopped in north Florida for a bag of grapefruit, a jar of Honeybell Marmalade and a pecan log (hey those billboards are persuasive okay?). We arrived in Tifton Georgia at 2:45 and checked into our hotel.
Then with the aid of Trip Advisor and Mom’s suggestion “how about ribs tonight?”, I found the well-rated Hog N Bones.
We both got the Pork Ribs, served with garlic bread and two sides – we both chose Mac and Cheese, I had the BBQ Baked Beans and Mom opted for the coleslaw as her second side. Delicious.
Back to the room for a bit more wine and calling it an early night as tomorrow it seems that we will be driving in rain up to Loudon Tennessee. But I’m wearing my Guardian Angel Pin so who knows? I’m preferring to think positive.